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- Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 35.00
South Uist in the Outer Hebrides has some of the best preserved archaeological remains within Britain and even further afield. Three distinct ecological zones - grassland machair plain, peaty blackland and mountains - each bear the imprint of human occupation over many millennia. The machair strip, long uninhabited, is filled with hundreds of settlement... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2013; US$ 1.44
Does Anyone Like Midges? contains a wheen of queries about the Scots and Scotland. Including: Did Irish pirates give Scotland its name? What does 'Sassenach' actually mean? How will global warming affect Scotland? Is the heavy-drinking Scot a Roman PR creation? And has anyone ever been killed by Highland midges? Renowned old scientist Jim Hewitson,... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99
The Little Book of Wales is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and history in Wales. Here we find out about the country's most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts (plus some authentically bizarre bits of historic trivia). A reference... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.44
Imagine eleven fields grouped around the houses, one hundred and eighty-six gently brae-set acres, sloping away to the south and west. And then imagine woods and fields stretching far and far along the valley into the blue mists of a summer afternoon, until the hills joined hands in one coned summit across the horizon, on the very marches of infinity.... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 16.90
The publication of An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology sees the completion of the fourteen-volume Scottish Life and Society series, originally conceived by the eminent ethnologist Professor Alexander Fenton. The series explores the many elements in Scottish history, language and culture which have shaped the identity of Scotland and Scots at local,... more...
- Historic England 2014; US$ 29.17
Much of England's rich archaeological heritage lies in the countryside. Many monuments, such as barrows, hillforts, and Roman villas, are familiar features fo the landscape, while other sites lie buried or only partly visible. These remains are the result of the impact on the landscape of the countless generations of people who have lived, worked and... more...
- Black & White Publishing 1992; US$ 7.28
St Andrews & Fife Walks is the essential guide to an area which has witnessed some of the most dramatic incidents in Scottish history. Events took place here that shaped the nation and altered the destinies of Mary, Queen of Scots; John Knox; Cardinal Beaton and many others that history has forgotten. Each walk uses contemporary accounts and anecdotes... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.94
In 2005 Peter Wright walked the 1,200 km length of the Watershed in 64 days. Walking along the very spine of Scotland he was struck by the magnificence and diversity of the landscapes which his original and little publicised route exposed him to.Nature's Peace celebrates these landscapes as never before through stunning photographs, taking the reader... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2003; US$ 7.28
Ever wondered what some of the weirdest productions of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have been? Has it crossed your mind that you don't actually know which Scottish city has the honour of being twinned with the Russian town of Piskov (mind you don't drop that , now)? If so, then this is the book for you. Crammed fuller than a haggis, Jim Hewiston's... more...